Credit unions can learn how to participate in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program during a webinar slated Sept. 7 and co-hosted by the IRS and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
The NCUA issued an “express” message Thursday detailing the webinar, titled “Make a Difference in Your Community by Participating in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program” and slated to begin at 1 p.m. Eastern.
The approximately one-hour program is slated to include an IRS representative who will explain how credit unions can participate in the VITA program; and a discussion, moderated by a representative from the NCUA Office of Consumer Financial Protection, with credit unions currently supporting such programs in their communities.
The NCUA said the VITA program is designed to support free tax preparation services for underserved communities. According to the IRS website, the program offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals, including people who generally make $60,000 or less; persons with disabilities; and limited English-speaking taxpayers.
The webinar is offered for free and will be close captioned.
Participants can submit questions during the presentation or in advance by emailing WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The email’s subject line should read, “VITA Program Webinar.” Any technical questions about accessing the webinar should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, the agency said.